Can i use Time Machine from an old iMac to iMac?

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Can i use Time Machine from an old iMac to iMac?
Mar 26, 2013

Hello,

My olds iMac died recently Whiete screen of death).    

I had Time Machine on an external HD.

Can I reconnect it to my new iMac without harm , and will there be files from the old iMac in the HD that was used for TM?

If there       are      existing files on the HD how do  you suggestI  get them off the HD so I can reformat and reuse?

Can I reformat and  reuse the HD for TM on the new iMac?  It's a Western Digital 2 GB USB2.0 HD ,  but I have a 3TB Fusion HD on the new iMac.

Thank you for any advice.

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